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Written answers

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pregnancy Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to fund independent scientific research into hormone pregnancy tests.

    • Surgery: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many operations were cancelled in Yorkshire and the Humber in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available.

      General Practitioners: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of phasing out the minimum income practice guarantee on the financial...

      Mental Health Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting lists for mental health therapies in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125849, on Patients: Transport, how many people aged 65 and over have claimed...

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on under 5-year-olds who cause injury to themselves due to mental ill health.

      Self-harm: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of primary school-age children who are self-harming.

      Secure Psychiatric Units: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of deaths recorded in secure inpatient mental health units in each year since 2010.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on staffing levels in (a) secure adult inpatient mental health units and (b) Child and Adolescent...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department hold on the number of people over the age of 65 who were re-admitted to hospital within (a) one week, (b)...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure that evidence of the absolute and relative health risks of heat-not-burn tobacco products is...

      Primary Care Support England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much NHS England has spent on NHS staff to (a) support and (b) performance manage Primary Care Support England (PCSE) since the...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative estimate he has made of the change in the level of real term funding for the NHS in 2010-11 and 2017-18.

      Vaccination: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding was allocated by his Department to vaccination programmes in each of the last five years.

      Vaccination: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department allocated for vaccination programmes in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2018-19, (d) 2019-20 and (e) 2020-21...

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many local authority areas met the 95 per cent uptake target for childhood immunisation programmes in 2016-17.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dental practices are involved with the Starting Well programme in each of the 13 high priority areas.

      Doctors: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with representatives of local deaneries to discuss increasing the number of registrar places made available for...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the numbers of doctors in training.

      Fentanyl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what strategy the Government has put in place to (a) support people affected by Fentanyl and (b) reduce the harm associated with that drug.

      NHS Trusts: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing NHS Trusts with additional funding to offset business rates costs.

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the procurement process which removes responsibility for facilities management services from...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will pause any further attempts by NHS Foundation Trusts to form wholly owned companies to deliver facilities and estates...

      NHS Property Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library a copy of the terms of reference for the establishment of the NHS Property Board.

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library the evidence to support the assertion in 4.3 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the national institute for obesity research policy unit's research into the causes of childhood obesity;...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 9 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published in January 2018, what funding will be made available...

      NHS: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government on relieving financial pressures on...

      Coca Cola and Mars UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 126148, on Coca Cola and Mars UK, on what dates those meetings took place.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Vending Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to increase the availability of food that is low in sugar content in vending machines on his Departmental estate.

      Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with retailers to limit the promotion of high sugar food and drink products.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential benefits of cycling for public health.

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 4.7 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published in January 2018, how guidance issued by NHS...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 4.10 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review published in January 2018, how estates expertise will be...

      NHS Property Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he has allocated to the (a) establishment and (b) operation of the NHS Property Board.

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 6.28 of the Government Response to the Naylor Review, published in January 2018, how much of the £8...

      Community Health Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to direct Community Health Partnerships to return the dividend paid from Local Improvement Finance Trust contracts to...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Starting Well, oral health preventative programme.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of children who have been admitted to A&E due to dental problems.

      Sepsis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of sepsis there were in each region of England in each of the last five years.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with lung disease in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much each NHS Trust in the North-West accrued from parking charges in each of the last five years for which figures are available;...

      Nurses: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nursing posts are currently vacant in (a) Warrington and (b) the North-West.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many attendances at emergency departments for self-harm per 100,000 people there were in 2016-17; and how many of those attendancies...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many in-patient eating disorder beds there have been for (a) adults and (b) children in each year since 2010 in England.

      Skin Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of services to check people for skin cancer.

      Fentanyl: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps the Government has taken to tackle the misuse of Fentanyl.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the top ten drugs bought by the NHS from EU countries were by (a) volume and (b) price.

      Molybdenum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of current suppliers of molybdenum-99 located in countries that are not members of Euratom.

      Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the review of the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009.

  • HM Treasury

    • Fracking

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the potential future value of shale gas reserves to the public purse; and if he will make a statement.

    • Insurance: Misrepresentation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people mis-sold payment protection insurance in each region of the UK since 1990.

      Financial Services: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many individuals employed in senior roles in the financial and banking industry have been convicted for fraud offences in each of the last 10 years; and...

      Tax Evasion: Prosecutions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions have been (a) brought to court and (b) completed for offences under the failure to prevent the facilitation of UK and foreign tax...

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many entities received relief from corporation tax on research and development credits in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Patents: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received relief from patent box corporation tax in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Food: VAT Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received relief from VAT on food in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Court Orders: Electronic Government

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has issued guidelines to all HMRC employees regarding the acceptance as case evidence of electronic court orders issued by HM Courts...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 126082 on Children: Day Care, whether his Department has requested technical improvements to the...

      Insurance: Terrorism

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to update the Reinsurance (Acts of Terrorism) Act 1993 to enable insurance companies to pay compensation to businesses...

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the reasonableness of the levels of interest which banks apply to homeowner loans; and if he will make a statement.

      Travel: VAT Exemptions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who received relief from VAT on international passenger transport in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for starting his Department's call for evidence on tax changes and single-use plastic waste.

      Paye

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Real Time Information hashes have been sent by the BACS payment scheme to HMRC in each year since 2012.

      Personal Savings

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to simplify share plans and reduce disincentives to save for people aged 18-30.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents have stopped using childcare vouchers in order to use tax-free childcare.

      Employment: Mothers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the statement of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the Treasury Committee of 31 January 2018, what her evidential basis is for there...

      Midas Financial Solutions (Scotland)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the findings of the Financial Services Authority's investigation into Midas Financial Solutions (Scotland) Limited in October 2012.

      Revenue and Customs: Tobacco

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the transparency document entitled HMRC policy meetings with tobacco stakeholders: October to December 2017, if he will publish the...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the sum accrued to the public purse from tax on the sale of energy drinks in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Capital Gains Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money was accrued to the public purse from Capital Gains Tax paid on residential property in each year since 2000.

      Beer: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many Smaller Brewers received relief from excise taxes in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Credit Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he offers to Credit Unions; and what steps his Department is taking to encourage their use.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether all banks and financial service firms are required to have a written policy on domestic abuse.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 124116 on Children: Daycare, how many of the callers to the childcare service helpline successfully...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been (a) convicted and (b) fined under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 by offence since 2010.

      Treasury: Child Care Vouchers

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of eligible employees of his Department use childcare vouchers.

  • Prime Minister

    • Social Mobility Commission

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many times she met with (a) Alan Milburn in his capacity as Chair or (b) Baroness Gillian Shephard in her capacity as Deputy Chair of the Social Mobility Commission...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many visits were made to jobcentres in (a) Edge HIll and (b) Wavertree each (i) day, (ii) week and (iii) month by claimants who were...

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January to Question 123049, if the Government will review the guidelines for decisions on mandatory...

      Capita: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints have been made to Capita on the disability benefit assessment process since 2010; and how many of those complaints were...

      Social Security Benefits: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the use of second-class letter deliveries posted seven days in advance fulfil the requirement of (a) Capita and (b) other companies to...

      Mortgages: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Wales were in receipt of support for mortgage interest in each year since 2010.

      Mortgages: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of support for mortgage interest in Wales have applied for the loan scheme scheduled to begin on 6 April 2018.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the 12-month time period within which a child maintenance agreement within a...

      Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the level of the lone parent work allowance.

      Universal Credit: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has had with the Ministry of Justice on the merits of awarding universal credit to prisoners who are nearing...

      Universal Credit: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Table 5.9 of the Office for Budget Responsibility' report Welfare Trends, published in January 2018, that more than 300,000...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people comply with their child maintenance responsibilities.

      New Businesses: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, What support the Government provides to entrepreneurs who have disabilities.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the merits of combining the assessment of medical records for Personal Independence Payments and Employment and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory PIP reconsiderations resulted in the original decision being upheld in 2016-2017.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her policy is on claimants of universal credit being sanctioned where they have (a) left a job and (b) been dismissed from a workplace...

      Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of her Department's decisions on claims for (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance have been...

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of customers who attend Parkhead Jobcentre have been sent a letter informing them of the upcoming closure of the premises.

      Work Capability Assessment: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work capability assessments are carried out through the medium of Welsh.

      Work Capability Assessment: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many assessors are able to carry out work capability assessments in the Welsh language by constituency in Wales.

      Personal Independence Payment: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account will be taken in the review of PIP entitlements where a person becomes entitled to the upper rate care component and has a...

      Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government expects to complete its review of claimants who were previously disallowed personal independent payments.

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of communications sent out by Jobcentre Plus that include reference to the premium rate universal...

      Social Security Benefits: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her current policy is on the use of work incentives in the benefit system.

      Mortgages: Gower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households in Gower were in receipt of support for mortgage interest in each year since 2010.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many tribunal hearings for appeals against the award of Employment Support Allowance were attended by presenting officers; and how many of...

      Universal Credit: PAYE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to validate the PAYE data it receives from HMRC on the amounts paid to claimants of universal credit.

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has undertaken an equality impact assessment of the planned changes to Support for Mortgage Interest; how many SMI...

      Mortgages: Interest Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125704, on Mortgages: Interest Payments, by what date her Department plans to have...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have appealed against their original personal independence payment assessment; and how many of those appeals were successful.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the roll-out of personal independence; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security: Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned into Basic Income schemes since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at what age a person with dementia is eligible for benefit entitlement as a result of that condition.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the revised guidance issued to staff as a result of the changes to universal credit announced in...

      Child Maintenance Service: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's Response to the Work and Pension Committee’s Fourteenth Report of Session 2016–17, Child...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) specialist, (b) face to face and (c) ongoing training on domestic abuse is provided to employees working in its frontline services.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons her Department removed the simple payment method in March 2018 for benefit claimants without a bank account.

      Universal Credit: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the reasons were for the decision that the voucher scheme would give universal credit claimants £100 a time rather than the monthly...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many terminally ill personal independence payment claimants were assessed as fit to work; and how many and what proportion of those...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects to be able to announce the package of benefits, pensions, healthcare, economic and other rights EU citizens will maintain...

    • Road Traffic Offences: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been prosecuted for driving offences committed while on duty in each of the last five years.

      Refugees: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to discuss with the French Minister of the Interior (a) the transfer of refugees for family reunification (b) the creation of...

      Home Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many contracts her Department holds with Government strategic suppliers.

      Engineers and Scientists: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many scientists and engineers have been refused a Tier 2 (General) Certificate of Sponsorship since November 2017 due to the annual cap...

      Veterinary Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123208, if she will include veterinary surgeons to the shortage occupation list before...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of female genital mutilation have been reported under Section 5B of the Genital Mutilation Act 2003 since 2010.

      National Police Air Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many helicopters are stationed in each of the bases of the National Police Air Service (NPAS); and on how many days has each such base...

      Radicalism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support her Department is giving to the Web Guardians programme.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to set up (a) care standards and (b) an inspection regime to improve standards of care for victims of modern slavery.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the extent of variations across the regions and constituent parts of the UK in approaches to tackling modern...

      Slavery: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Vietnamese children arrested by the Police were referred to the National Referral Mechanism in the last 12 months.

      Slavery: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Vietnamese children referred to the National Referral Mechanism received a conclusive grounds decision; and how many Vietnamese...

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much parents with no recourse to public funds must pay to establish that their children are UK nationals.

      Hezbollah: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what records her Department holds on complaints to the police about the display of Hezbollah flags at the Al-Quds Day rally in London on 18...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse is for using the US non-governmental organisation Polaris to set up a helpline for victims on modern...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of credibility interviews for Tier 4 visa applications that have taken place since 2010.

      Immigration: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration advisers were registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) in each year since 2016; how...

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional costs have been incurred on PFI contracts for police buildings that are used to train firearms officers in (a) the...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Security of 19 December 2017, Official Report, column 1008, how her Department...

      Burglary: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the capacity of local police forces in London to investigate burglaries.

      National Police Air Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) average response times and (b) total hours flown were for helicopters at each of the bases of the National Police Air Service...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department took to minimise risk in response to the National Audit Office report on The Home Office's oversight of forensic...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the Community Security Trust's Antisemitic Incidents...

      Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to improve awareness among older people of internet scams.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the length of time is for firearms training for Authorised Firearms Officers in each police force in the UK.

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative estimate he has made of the number of police forces with a fully trained wildlife crime officer in 2010 and 2018.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the contribution to the public purse is of the policing precept by each police force.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether staff processing visa applications have been given any (a) guidance and (b) instructions on whether to deprioritise spouse visa...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for visa applications to be designated as (a) complex, (b) non-straightforward and (c) outside service standards; and...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff have been employed to process visa applications in each of the last 10 years.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time has been for each type of visa application in each of the last 10 years.

      Anti-corruption Champion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2017 to PQ 113207, what progress has been made on the appointment of the anti-corruption tsar.

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many anti-Semitic hate crimes have been reported in each of the last 12 months in (a) London Borough of Haringey, (b) London and (c) England.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the consistency of adherence to relevant medical guidelines on firearms licensing across the UK.

      Junior Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Tier 2 visas for junior doctors were declined in the past 12 months.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of deaths of detainees held in immigration detention centres.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February to Question 125811 on Administrative Mistakes, how many financial administrative mistakes her...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the data held by her Department on the average length of time taken to make a decision on an asylum support application.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to publishing data on length of time taken for decisions to be made on applications for asylum support on a...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department collects on the length of stay in initial accommodation for people applying for Section 95, non-emergency,...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123402, how many people are in receipt of a survivors' pension from the police pension...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the minimum salary threshold for granting visas to overseas doctors with offers of employment in UK hospitals; and will...

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will add (a) consultant and (b) non-consultant, non-training and medical staff posts in (i) general medicine, (ii) pathology, (iii)...

      Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department is making on its review of air weapons.

      Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on how many people who have contacted the Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre have been...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure services which support children who have experienced sexual abuse receive adequate funding.

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police officers appointed as wildlife crime officers hold a range of other responsibilities.

      Asylum: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2018 to question 121556, on Asylum, what steps her Department plans to take with the Department for...

      Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Anti-Slavery Commissioner on the greatest challenges to his effective work; and if she will make a...

      Asylum: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what psychological support is provided by her Department to victims of torture seeking asylum in the UK.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many current asylum applicants' claims have taken more than 182 days to process.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect the Government's hostile environment policy on the ability of asylum seekers to claim asylum in...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons her Department has not yet responded to the North and Midlands Independent Monitoring Board for Short-term Holding...

      Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of domestic abuse cases reported to her Department resulted in a prosecution in each of the last five years.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many rough sleepers have been (a) arrested and (b) prosecuted under the Vagrancy Act 1824 in (i) England and (ii) Wales in each of the...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Question 122221 tabled on 11 January 2018 by the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon.

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of UK Visas and Immigration's practice of returning important personal documents...

      Antifa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will proscribe Antifa; and if she will make a statement.

      Police Custody: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) children and (b) adults spent time in a police station as a place of safety due to a mental health condition in each year since...

      Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department first become aware of detainee welfare concerns at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre.

      Brook House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of what led to concerns about detainee welfare at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who are (a) survivors of sexual and gender-based violence and (b) otherwise recognised as vulnerable under the Adults at...

      Home Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123744, on Home Office: Contracts, if her Department will publish its monitoring of...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been open for a period of two years or longer prior to 6 February 2018.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121751, what steps her Department plans to take to monitor the effectiveness of those...

      Deportation: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to carry out post-removal monitoring of refugees sent back to Sudan to (a) ensure their safety and (b) collect...

      Asylum: Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of non-Arab Darfuri asylum seekers who had their asylum claims rejected in 2017.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Unexplained Wealth Orders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the non-introduction of unexplained wealth orders in Northern Ireland and the potential...

    • Marriage: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what her policy is on equal marriage for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland; and if she will bring forward legislative proposals on that policy.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on extending the Warm Homes Discount...

      Bridges: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many contracts his Department holds with Capita; and what the value of those contracts is.

    • Third Sector: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to promote women's leadership in the charity and non-profit sector.

      Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure there are protections for workers from sexual harassment at charity galas and...

      Brass Bands: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many brass bands in each English region received funding from Arts Council England in each year since 2010.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the staffing levels required in his Department in each year until 2022; and if he will...

      Museums and Galleries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123805, what estimate he has made of the level of public funding for...

      Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the amount taken by (a) betting shops and (b) online betting portals in the UK in each of the...

      Mass Media: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125607, what the cost to the public purse has been to date of consulting...

      Children: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125605, whether his Department plans to commission research to ascertain...

      Commercial Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the deregulation of commercial radio.

      Broadband: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons 10mbps was chosen as the broadband speed for the universal service obligation.

      Sustainability of the Press Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Review of Press Sustainability in the UK will consider the commencement of Part 2 of Leveson Report into the...

      Sports: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to review the effectiveness of the new Sports Governance guidelines over the next 12 months.

      Gambling: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has had discussions with the Gambling Commission on tackling sexual harassment and sexist practices at...

      S4C Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the review of S4C.

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the planned level of funding for S4C from the public purse is for financial year 2018-17.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125692, for what reason contracts with Carillion did not...

    • Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of launching, running and closing the Carbon...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies that are based in Scotland and that were affected by the liquidation of Carillion have accessed...

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the trends in the provision and efficacy of business advice by the financial sector to...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of customers unknowingly losing their Warm House Discount when...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to respond to the steel sector deal proposal.

      Timesharing: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent representations he has received on companies involved in timeshare scams; and if he will make a statement.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of whether cancellation charges incurred by subcontractors and SMEs after 15 January 2018...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for what reasons the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill does not propose a review of the effect of the...

      Bayer: Rothamsted Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish in full the strategic framework agreement between Bayer and Rothamsted Research.

      Furs: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve the labelling of goods containing real fur.

      Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to encourage the use of bioplastics in the production of plastic items for everyday use.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Maternity Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Minimum Wage: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2018 to Question 123622, how many of the 169 employers who were instructed to...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to bring forward the consumer green paper.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timescale is for the completion of the Government's review into local enterprise partnerships.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of the deadline for installing SMETS1 meters from July 2018...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the maintenance of safety standards for smart meter installations as a result of the...

      Smart Data Communications Company: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Data Communication Company charging statement, published on 12 January 2018, for what reasons...

      Nuclear Safeguards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 2 February 2018, HCWS445, on energy policy; if he will publish a list of the...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing for the (a) reskilling and (b) retraining of employees in the coal sector as...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the spending from the public purse to date on the smart meter roll-out; and if he will...

      EURATOM: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving Euratom on medical treatments provided by the NHS.

      Average Earnings: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve the level of average weekly earnings in Yorkshire and Humber.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2018 to Question 124845, on Energy: Prices, what assessment his Department has...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill on...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of implementation of proposals in the draft Domestic...

      Self-employed: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the number of self-employed people who earn below the national living wage in (a) the...

      Automation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the automation of jobs on (a) women, (b) BAME people, (c) disabled...

      Companies House: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 123021, what information his Department holds on the number of...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to introduce automated verification systems in Companies House to check the accuracy of the register...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what records his Department holds by (a) region and (b) constituency on the number of people who have experienced...

    • Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 123225, how the Government plans to fund extra stays for people...

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January to Question 123225, on Supported Housing, on what criteria will supported housing...

      Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the social housing green paper.

      Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the terms of reference will be for his Department's review of the commissioning and funding of domestic abuse...

      Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) victims of domestic abuse and (b) support services will be consulted in his...

      Refuges: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 January 2018 to Question HL4272, when the £20 million of funding for refuges and...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to issue guidance to local authorities on applications to lift Housing Revenue Account borrowing caps;...

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial assistance he plans to offer to local authorities which are incurring costs as a result of having to...

      Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that refuge services currently in receipt of funding from his Department do not...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what date the Ministerial Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce was established; and on how many...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to Approved Document B, whether paragraph 12.6 of that document sets a different standard for cladding...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will update Approved Document B to make clear that cladding must be of limited combustibility.

      Building Regulations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the Government has not yet responded to the ninth report of Session 2016-17 of the Women and...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the use of aluminium composite materials with a polyethylene core is suitable for cladding on high-rise tower...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the section 114 notice brought in by Northamptonshire County Council, what assessment he has made of...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Local Government Association on whether any other local authorities have had...

      Leasehold: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that freeholders have equivalent rights to leaseholders to challenge unfair service...

      Opportunity and Integration Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will meet representatives of (a) the Scout Association and (b) other uniformed youth groups to discuss how his...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many affordable housing units have been completed by type of unit and region in each year since 2009-10.

      Local Government Finance: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his oral contribution of 7 February 2018, Official Report, column 1566, on Local Government Finance, if he...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government’s policy is on the use of drones overseas outside of conflict zones.

    • Armed Forces: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) regular armed forces personnel and (b) reservists have (i) joined and (ii) left 77th Brigade in the last two years.

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from the 77th Brigade have been deployed on operations in the last 12 months.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has a published legal framework and guidance on its use of lethal force using armed drones (a) in recognised conflict zones and...

      Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to review the ex-gratia redundancy scheme for Afghan interpreters.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the continuation of Officer Training Corps and University Air Squadrons in universities.

      Unmanned Ground Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has considered the potential merits of acquiring the capabilities currently being examined by the US Army's Squad-Multipurpose...

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Figure 9 of the Defence Equipment Plan 2017, what the identified savings were from each of the programmes which formed part of the...

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Figure 9 of the Defence Equipment Plan 2017, how the £677 million of financial benefits delivered under the Submarine Enterprise...

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence,with reference to Figure 9 of the Defence Equipment Plan 2017, what estimate he has made of the (a) gross savings and (b) net savings within the...

      Weapons: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to figure 9 of The Defence Equipment Plan 2017, which weapons systems in the Complex Weapons pipeline were included in the programme to...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2018 to Question 123536 on Ministry of Defence Procurement, if he will publish the name of each supplier.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the size of his Department's estate was in square metres of floor space for each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the monthly civilian staff cost to his Department was for (a) payroll and (b) non-payroll staff, including (i) contingency and (ii) consultancy...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-payroll staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which websites Army recruitment advertisements have been placed in each of the last three years.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total spend was on army recruitment advertising via (a) Facebook, (b) Snapchat and (c) Twitter in each of the last three years.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to introduce a new pension scheme for members of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review the rules of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme relating to widows who remarried prior to 1 April 2015.

  • Scotland Office

    • Cairnryan Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution to the economy of (a) Dumfries and Galloway and (b) Scotland of the Port of Cairnryan.

    • Shipbuilding: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his Department has made an assessment of the economic contributions of Ministry of Defence contracts to the shipbuilding industry in Scotland.

      British Transport Police: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the future viability of the Scottish component of the British Transport Police pension fund when it is transferred to...

      British Transport Police: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the merger of the Scottish component of the British Transport Police into Police Scotland on cross border...

      British Transport Police: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect on cross border policing of the proposed merger of British Transport Police (Scotland) with Police Scotland.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Public Accounts Committee session on 20 November 2017, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the...

    • Trade Remedies Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to proceedings in Committee on the Trade Bill of 23 January 2018, what assessment he has made of evidential basis for the statement...

      Chile: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has received formal notification from the Government of Chile on changes in the terms of trade between the UK and...

      UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2018 to Question 125208, on UK Trade With EU, whether any counterparties have made proposals for...

      UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2018 to Question 125208, how many (a) staff and (b) contracted staff were involved in (i) replicating...

      Higher Education: Trade Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 125302, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that its work with the higher...

      Honduras: Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the secretary of state for international trade whether he has made an assessment as to whether the telecommunications interception equipment licensed to Honduras on 17 August 2017 and 19...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the President's Club charity dinner in January 2018, whether she plans to review the law on sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the criteria for Government funding to ensure that one electric charging point at every 20 miles on the strategic road network are planned to...

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential Barnett consequentials for the devolved administrations of projects to install electric...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric charging points there are per 100 miles of strategic road network in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of electric charging points per 20 miles of (a) motorway and (b) A road in Wales.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding each local authority in Wales has applied for through the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme for electric car charging points.

      Railway Stations: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of 5 February 2018, Official Report, column 1248 on railway station accessibility, when he plans to make a decision...

      Great Western Railway Line: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions bimodal trains have broken down on the Great Western mainline.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety for cyclists.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve rail travel for disabled passengers.

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to encourage community transport providers across the UK to continue to offer (a) grass-roots voluntary car schemes, (b)...

      Bus Services: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to provide financial support for Sheffield City region to fund non-statutory concessions for bus travel.

      West Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, under which of the grounds set out in Regulation 32 (Use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication) his Department justified the extension...

      West Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department received legal advice in relation to Regulation 32 (Use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication) to enable a...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that all rolling stock on Midland Mainline is compliant with disability discrimination legislation by 2020.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the announcement of the new franchise for the Midland Mainline.

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment was made of passenger satisfaction, reliability, capacity, and the number of commuter services which serve Newport, Severn Tunnel...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on how many local authorities have signed confidentially agreements with HS2 Ltd.

      Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the terms and conditions of the contracts held between his Department and Carillion have been changed following their transfer to new companies.

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of staff hours in his Department which have used on assessing and dealing with the effects of Carillion...

      Bridges: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislative proposals to repeal charges on toll bridges established under 19th Century Acts of...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the publication of the results of the 2016 public enquiry into the Hope Valley line improvements.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for Network Rail's design work on the improvements to the Hope Valley line be concluded.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for new rolling stock to be introduced on the Midland Mainline.

      Midland Main Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for hybrid trains to begin running on the Midland Mainline.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the usage of the Severn Tunnel Junction will be considered when the (a) Cross Country and (b) Great Western franchise agreements are drawn up.

      London Bridge Station: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of the Thameslink project at London Bridge; and if he will make a statement.

      London Bridge Station: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential improvement the performance of Southeastern rail services on completion of the Thameslink project at...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Mexico: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of preparations for free and fair elections in Mexico in July 2018.

    • Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the contribution of 12 December 2017 by Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon, HL Deb col 1519, on the Sanctions and Anti...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for success of the latest cease-fire in South Sudan.

      Yemen: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to ensure that the Red Sea supply route to Yemen is protected from hostile attacks.

      Hezbollah: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of expansion of Hezbollah's weapons arsenal; and if he will make a statement.

      Lebanon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the root causes of political destabilisation in Lebanon.

      Hezbollah: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of financial support provided to Hezbollah in Lebanon by Iran.

      Hezbollah: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of terrorist activity supported by and carried out by Hezbollah.

      Developing Countries: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to include improving waste management systems in developing countries and reducing the amount of plastic...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the UN on the effectiveness of the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism for Yemen.

      Sri Lanka: Military Attaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will withdraw the diplomatic papers of Sri Lanka's Defence Attache to the UK and expel him following reports of that...

      South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the statement from the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator to...

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with his counterparts in the EU on tensuring the security and retention of frozen Libyan assets.

      Diplomatic Service: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Ambassadors and High Commissioners have left posts with his Department and subsequently been re-appointed as an...

      Gaza: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on fuel supplies for back-up generators in Gaza; and if he will make a statement.

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Israeli Government on the demolition of EU-funded structures in...

      Trinidad and Tobago: British Nationals Abroad

      What support his Department is providing to the families of British citizens murdered in Trinidad and Tobago and to the investigating authorities in that country.

      Turkey: Human Rights

      What recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the arrests of human rights defenders in that country.

      Human Rights

      What steps he is taking to challenge human rights abuses in other countries.

      Freedom of Religion

      What steps he is taking to provide training on freedom of religion or belief for officials of his Department.

      China: Diplomatic Relations

      What recent assessment he has made of the strength of the UK’s diplomatic relations with China.

      Libya: Peace Negotiations

      What recent assessment his Department has made of the prospects for peace in Libya.

  • Department for International Development

    • South Asia: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to publish proposals for the second phase of the Work in Freedom programme to prevent trafficking and forced labour...

    • South Sudan: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the statement of 7 December 2017 by the UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief...

      South Sudan: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support civil society capacity-building programmes in South Sudan.

      Developing Countries: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make representations to her international counterparts, including the UNHCR, for regular reporting on the effectiveness of...

      Developing Countries: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what criteria her Department uses to assess the (a) due diligence, (b) commitment to UK Partnership Principles and (c) promotion of...

      Nigeria and Syria: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support (a) Nigeria and (b) Syria in response to the water crises in those countries.

      Developing Countries: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the cost to the public purse is for initiatives aimed at preventing female genital mutilation overseas since 2016; and which...

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to provide medical support for people affected by recent military action between Turkish Government...

      South Sudan: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to hold discussions with the South Sudan Leaders Forum to encourage better representation of young people in South...

      Human Trafficking and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of global steps to tackle human trafficking and sex slavery.

      Developing Countries: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will commit to increasing the proportion of overseas development aid spent on waste management to at least 3 per...

      Jordan: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to improve the humanitarian situation for (a) refugees and (b) displaced persons in the informal...

      Unitaid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much aid spending has allocated from the public purse to Unitaid in each of the last five years; and what checks her Department...

      Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure access for humanitarian aid to Yemen.

      Developing Countries: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help tackle modern slavery in developing countries.

      Colombia and Lesotho: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of Exchequer on the (a) process of negotiation and (b) ratifying the UK’s tax...

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123544, on Department for International Development: Procurement, what the...

      Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2018 to Question 123544, on Department for International Development: Procurement, what the...

      Haiti: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department has offered to Haiti in the last five years.

      Gaza and West Bank: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking improve health provision for communities in (a) the West Bank and (b) Gaza.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government taking to help alleviate the humanitarian situation in Afrin.

      Bridge International Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to provide funding (a) directly and (b) indirectly to (i) Bridge International Academies and (ii) its...

      Bridge International Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate her Department has made of the funds allocated to Bridge International Academies and its parent or subsidiary companies...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of knife offences taking place on school premises.

    • Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has any plans to increase funding for the Inspiring Governance programme.

      Further Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason further education colleges are included in the list for underperforming schools.

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing (a) a code of conduct for teacher supply agencues, (b) licenses for teacher supply...

      Children in Care: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans there are for Social Work England to include residential child care social workers in its responsibilities for the registration of Social...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what is the timeframe for the introduction of statutory Personal, Social and Health Economic education.

      Office for Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consultations the Government had with stakeholders prior to the announcement of the National Office for Students.

      Free Schools: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much pupil premium funding was allocated to (a) the Collective Spirit Free School in Oldham and (b) the Manchester Creative Studio in each year...

      Free Schools: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment has been made of how pupil premium funding allocated to (a) Collective Spirit Free School in Oldham and (b) the Manchester Creative...

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children are in the lowest performing 20 per cent Early Years Foundation Stage profile in (a) the UK, (b) each region...

      Physical Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of PE lessons in schools.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department plans to spend on childcare for disadvantaged children in 2018; and how much his Department has spent on such childcare in...

      Pre-school Education: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many early years education and childcare providers have not received an Ofsted inspection in the last (a) five and (b) ten years.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of early years education and childcare settings have been sold and purchased by a new owner in each of the last three years.

      Sixth Form Education: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much has been allocated from the public purse for 16 and 17 year olds studying at (a) school, (b) sixth form college and (c) otherwise per capita...

      Sixth Form Colleges: Catholicism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to permit Catholic sixth-form colleges to join Catholic multi-academy trusts; and if he will make a statement.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to consult further with (a) further education colleges and (b) other stakeholders on proposals contained in the Government's Careers...

      Mathematics: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will discuss with Stonewall its proposals for an inclusive maths curriculum.

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of expenditure from the public purse on (a) time, (b) staff and (c) facilities associated...

      Maintained Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority maintained schools which have failed an Ofsted inspection receiving an inadequate judgement are still waiting for an academy...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children in receipt of free school meals.

      Department for Education: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families in his Department is unpaid.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if it remains the Government’s policy to fund the entire apprenticeship programme for levy and non-levy paying employers in England from the...

      Apprentices: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the Education and Skills Funding Agency did not award non-levy apprenticeship contracts to all (a) good and (b) outstanding...

      Pre-school Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 7 February 2018, HLWS446, on Schools and Early Years Update, whether any of the poorest families will...

      Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of times a multi-academy trust has withdrawn sponsorship of agreeing in principle to sponsor a school in the...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's consultation, eligibility for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit, which...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what safeguards are in place to ensure that level two apprenticeship opportunities are not reduced under the apprenticeship levy.

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125493 on Faith Schools; what discussions his Department has had with local authorities on the...

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125493 on Faith Schools, what assessment he has made of whether allowing faith schools greater...

      Students: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps are being taken to ensure that students are educated on issues of privacy and personal security on social media.

      Young People: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of young people who were eligible for free school meals in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England were in...

      GCE A-level: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of young people in (a) Ashfield, constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England who were eligible for free school meals at age 15...

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what percentage of young people eligible for free school meals at 15 in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125487, whether local authorities have discretion to not provide a free school meal to a child...

      Communication Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2018 to Question 125414, on Communication Trust, what estimate his Department has made of the number of speech,...

      Trimega

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January to Question 123732, if he will list (a) those local authorities that have informed his Department that they have...

      Department for Education: Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of eligible employees of his Department use childcare vouchers.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Dartford Crossing (A282) will be included in his Department's Air Quality Plan.

    • Animal Breeding: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether inspections carried out by inspectors certified by a body accredited by UKAS will be duplicated by local authority...

      Animal Breeding: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dog breeders will require a licence under the forthcoming animal establishments licensing regime.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to communicate to farmers how the Basic Payment Scheme will operate...

      Pâté de Foie Gras: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to ban the import of foie gras after the UK leaves the EU.

      Salmon: North Shields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of a cessation of drift net salmon fishing in 2018 on heritage...

      Salmon: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Government of the Republic of Ireland on steps to ensure the revival...

      Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of drafting the Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department and its agencies have taken to make the land on which their buildings are situated hedgehog-friendly.

      Hedgehogs: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Enviornment, Food and Rural Affairs, what meetings his Department has held with the (a) British Hedgehog Preservation Society and (b) People’s Trust for...

      Bottles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans intends to implement a plastic bottle deposit scheme in the UK similar to that in operation in...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture of his...

      Circuses: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (a) how many wild animals and (b) of which species are currently licensed in circuses in the UK.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on including the Dartford Crossing in his Department’s Air Quality Plan as a result of the...

      Air Pollution: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons his Department's Air Quality Action Plan concluded that no road in Dartford would be over the limit value...

      Air Pollution: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which road in Dartford was identified in his Department’s Air Quality Action Plan to be over the limit value for air...

      Goat Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to publish (a) regulations and (b) guidance on goat racing; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union of 31 January,...

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the EU Exit Analysis - Cross Whitehall Briefing was commissioned by the Market Access and Budget Directorate team in his...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 126436 on Department for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 126363 on Department for Exiting the European Union, for what reason he did not...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether a leak inquiry was conducted by his Department following the report that a BBC journalist had access to a market access...

      Domestic Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many official visits he has made to Northern Ireland since June 2017.

  • Attorney General

    • Court Orders

      To ask the Attorney General, how many times the Crown Prosecution Service logged concerns about alleged breaches of (a) Anti-Social Behaviour Orders on Conviction, (b) other Anti-Social Behaviour...

    • Injunctions to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance

      To ask the Attorney General, how many cases of alleged breaches of Injunctions to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance have been logged on the Crown Prosecution Service’s case management system...

      Criminal Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Attorney General, how many requests to apply for Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) received in each year from 2014-15; and on how many of those...

      Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Government is taking to increase international cooperation in the prosecution of human traffickers.

  • Wales Office

    • Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his officials have held with the Welsh Government on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon since 6 December 2017; and when and...

    • Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has made representations to the Secretary of State for Transport on the railway safety implications of the cancellation of rail electrification...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of National Compliance and Enforcement Service staff that will be employed in each year to 2022.

    • Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the repair completion rate compiled by Amey at each prison for which that company has a contract to provide maintenance services, for...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children and young people under 18 years old who entered the youth justice system had a diagnosis of a (a) personality disorder, (b) speech or...

      Young Offenders: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children and young people under 18 years old who entered the youth justice system experienced a case of (a) depression or (b) anxiety for each...

      Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average occupancy rate of a secure unit for youth offenders in England has been for each year for which data is available since 2010.

      Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many places existed for children and young people under 18 years old needing to be housed in a secure accommodation unit for each year for which...

      Legal Representation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many court cases were one or both defendants without legal representation in (a) Wales and (b) Gwent for (i) civil and (ii) criminal cases in...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people resident in (a) Wales, (b) Gwent and (c) Newport received legal aid in each civil and criminal category in each year since 2010.

      Sexual Offences: Rights of Accused

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ensure the anonymity of defendants in...

      Prisoners: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has for prisoners to receive professional and impartial careers advice once the current provision from the National Careers Service ends...

      Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Anti-Social Behaviour Orders on conviction were granted in each year from 2004/05 to 2013/14; and how many Criminal Behaviour Orders were...

      Ministry of Justice: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent by his Department on (a) focus groups and (b) opinion polling in each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Justice: G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fines G4S has paid under contracts with his Department in each year since 2010; and for what reason each of those fines was imposed.

      Ministry of Justice: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fines Carillion has paid under contract with the his Department in each year since 2010; and for what reason each of those fines was imposed.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many magistrates there were in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2012-13, (f) 2011-12 and (g) 2010-11.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase the diversity of magistrates.

      Driving under Influence: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted for drink driving in the UK in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of awarding universal credit to prisoners who are nearing completion of their sentence before they...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how the decision will be made on assessing whether a child defendant has the ability to effectively participate in court proceedings via a video link...

      Criminal Cases Review Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average caseload of a caseworker at the Criminal Cases Review Commission has been in each year since 2010.

      Aiding and Abetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the implementation of recommendations on joint enterprise from the (a) Law Commission report entitled...

      Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 125374, how many times his Department issued Early Warning Notices to Amey relating to that...

      Amey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 125374, how many times his Department raised concerns under the Defect provisions, as set out in...

      Young Offenders: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average hours per young offender per week spent in physical education were in each year since 2010.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the budget was for the employment tribunal service in each year since 2010.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of Personal Independence Payment appeals from people resident in (i) England and (ii) Wolverhampton North East have...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the ratio of prisoners to prison officers was in (a) privately managed, (b) public sector-run and (c) all prisons in each of the past five years.

      Judges: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase the diversity of judges.

      Legal Representation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many court cases at least one defendant was without legal representation in (a) Wales and (b) City and County of Swansea for (i) civil and (ii)...

      Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2018 to Question 125455, on Courts: ICT, what performance related measures are applied to the PwC contract for the...

      Courts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money was raised for the public purse from the sale of each court since 2010.

      Sentencing: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 108876, on Sentencing: Females, if he will provide that same information by the offence categories...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many employees in his Department make use of the childcare voucher scheme.

    • Cabinet Office: Land

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much land (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies owns in (i) England and (ii) the South West; and how much...

      Public Sector: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of provisions that public contract payments are made within 30 days of being invoiced.

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Minority Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Home Office, if she will commission an independent review of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund aid programme delivered by her Department to assess the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Living Wage

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what information the Commission holds on the number of contract staff in the House who...

    • House of Commons: Pay

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the rate of pay is for the lowest-paid contracted worker in the House of Commons.

      Parliamentary Estate: Plastics

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many single-use plastic straws were dispensed by catering outlets on the...

      Parliamentary Estate: Plastics

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will take steps to ban the use of single-use plastic straws on the Parliamentary Estate.

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ministers took into account current or past performance as a criteria when awarding Virgin Trains East Coast the East Coast franchise; and if so, what...

    • Concrete: Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for regulations to control the use of mobile concrete batching plants similar to those that apply to standard mobile...

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Passenger Rail Usage 2017–18 Q2 Statistical Release by the Office of Rail and Road showing that fewer people are buying rail season...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the electrical explosion at Pudding Lane on (1) the completion date for the Elizabeth Line, and (2) the cost of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their proposed timetable for the latest consultation on the Taylor Review; and when they intend to bring forward legislation to implement the Review.

    • Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 1 February (HL4990), what factors made it reasonable to expect that reclassification of the Financial Reporting...

      Financial Reporting Council: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 22 January (HL4661), in assessing the transparency of the process of reappointing Sir John Sunderland to the Board...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Legislatures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to each of (1) the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, (2) the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and (3) the Organisation for Security and...

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the contents of meetings between the Stabilisation Unit and religious and other groups about freedom of religion or belief is disseminated across Government.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what use they intend to make of the Stabilisation Unit’s work on freedom of religion or belief in the establishment of UK Aid Connect consortia.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the contents of the series of round-table meetings on freedom of religion or belief hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will be disseminated across...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff worked full time on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, and (3) 2017; and how many such...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the budget for the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) in (1) 2016, and (2) 2017; what is the current budget; and how PSVI work has been...

      Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the Women, Peace and Security commitments under (1) United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, and (2) the...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Foreign Secretary last raised the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative with his international counterparts.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Foreign Secretary last met with the Steering Board of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their goals for the planned meeting in 2019 to review commitments made at the 2014 London Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict; and what resources...

      Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to open any new UK diplomatic posts overseas; and, if so, where.

      EU Countries: Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of (1) UK national, and (2) local, staff at British embassies in EU member states; and whether those plans will have...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which British embassies currently have active projects under the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative; and whether they will detail what those projects entail.

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent increase in ceasefire violations between India and Pakistan over the Line of Control in Kashmir Region, resulting in a...

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support military de-escalation over the Line of Control in Kashmir, and to support a permanent and peaceful resolution of the...

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with the government of Egypt on (1) the withdrawal of a bill to criminalise same-sex relationships, (2) restrictions on lawyers...

      Turkey: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the government of Turkey’s claim to a “buffer zone”, 30 kilometres deep in northern...

      Turkey: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to investigate reports of the use in Turkey of (1) cluster weapons, and (2) napalm, on two Syrian hills known as Qustal Jandu and...

      Turkey: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have evidence that the government of Turkey is using Leopard tanks supplied by Germany to support its invasion of northern Syria.

      Hamed bin Haydara

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the de facto authorities in Sana'a, Yemen, seeking clemency for Hamed bin Haydara, following the decision of...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the implications of the EU’s plans for a European Defence Union for the role of NATO, in any discussions on future...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the economic, environmental and heritage damage caused to Palestinians by the destruction of ancient olive trees...

      Marah Bakeer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the eight and a half year sentence given to 17 year-old Marah Bakeer, who was...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future significance of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland if the UK leaves the EU customs union.

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, prior to the Prime Minister’s letter of 29 March 2017 notifying the European Council, in accordance with Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European...

      Customs Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits and possibility of time-limited extensions on key parts of the EU customs union once the UK has left the EU.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences for the Irish border of being outside a customs union with the EU.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reported concerns amongst EU officials about the UK's proposals for a trading relationship after Brexit.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of estimates made by the Joint Committee on Immunisation and Vaccination of the number of cases of...

    • Schools: Counselling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of in-school counselling to successfully deliver early interventions across children’s and young...

      NHS: Royal Commissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to appoint a royal commission on the NHS; and, if not, why not.

      Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many nurses on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register are State Enrolled Nurses.

      Nurses: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many nurses on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register are qualified as nurse prescribers.

      Hospitals: South East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vacancies exist for (1) nurses, (2) junior doctors, and (3) consultants, in NHS Trust hospitals in (a) Sussex, (b) Surrey, and (c) Kent.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of NHS hospital beds on 31 March in (1) 1992, (2) 1997, (3) 2002, (4) 2007, (5) 2012, and (6) 2017.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to address the reported practice of drugs manufacturers supplying unlicensed medicines or special orders to the NHS at an inflated cost.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children (1) temporarily, and (2) permanently, excluded from school in England, have been provided with alternative education in each of the last three...

    • Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the confidentiality requirements for core pupil data in schools.

      Office for Students: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the powers and responsibilities of members of the board of the Office for Students.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Keen of Elie on 8 February, what the “certified capacity of the prison population” refers to; and whether the prison...

    • Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 19 December 2017 (HL3883), when they will set out their views on the way forward in relation to the personal...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Households

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the proportion of future household growth that will be driven by the existing non-UK born population; and to what extent that proportion...

    • Housing Associations: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take steps to require Homes England to publish clear governance standards for housing associations to enforce strong independent director...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the terms of reference for their review of the commissioning and funding of domestic abuse services.

      Housing Infrastructure Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether local authorities in receipt of Marginal Viability Fund monies will be able to insist that the contractors who have planning permission for projects in...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage of former council housing now owned by private landlords, for each local housing authority in England.

      Right to Manage Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the operation of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 in respect of the ability of those...

      Holiday Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 September 2017 (HL1598), what discussions they have had with the Kensington Society about the...

      Holiday Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 25 September 2017 (HL1596), how many London boroughs have sought authority to make a direction to...

      Holiday Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 2 January (HL4357), what steps they are taking to gather information about how many properties are...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for how many nights in a year a one bedroom property can be rented out on short-term lets without any application for planning permission being made.

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 September 2017 (HL1597), what plans they have to consult local authorities on the case for a...

      Mayors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 February (HL5255), what checks and balances they have put in place to ensure that the actions of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the speech by the United States Secretary of State on 17 January, in which he referred to "stabilization initiatives"...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Products: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statement in their response to the report by the European Union Committee, Brexit: agriculture (20th Report, Session 2016–17, HL...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow asylum seekers with medical qualifications to develop and apply their skills in the UK.

    • Passports: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements have been put in place to ensure those required to attend passport interview offices are able to afford to do so since the number of offices was...

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they chose to reduce the number of passport interview offices.

      Asylum: Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many citizens of Bahrain applied for asylum in (1) 2016, and (2) 2017.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on business confidence of delaying publication of the anticipated Immigration White Paper.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of deaths in the UK in each of the last ten years.

    • Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they received any forewarnings of financial difficulties at Carillion PLC.

      Carillion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 25 January (HL4735), which Carillion contracts encountered problems with continuity and...

      Carillion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 25 January (HL4734), which Carillion contracts had a contingency plan put in place; what were the...

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a difference between the numbers of crimes reported to the police and the numbers of crimes published in the British Crime Survey for the same...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefit to the taxpayer when Her Majesty's Government use companies that offer both construction and public services provision...

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what risk assessments they have carried out in the last five years of Capita and other companies to which public services provision has been outsourced; and which...

      Low Incomes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the indication in the Office for National Statistics' Statistical Bulletin Household disposable income and inequality in the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Iron and Steel: Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent adverse impacts on the steel industry of future trade deals.

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what agreements they have entered into with United States counterparts over the past six months regarding the availability of public information about the details...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for transparency around trade negotiations; and at what stage in the negotiation of new trade agreements they will...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to seek to include a clause promoting the principles of human rights and democracy in any post-Brexit trade deals.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of progress towards the target of at least 33 per cent representation of women on the combined executive committee and...

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